Friday, June 24, 2011

Snack away!

Moona's Munchies - Bucket O' Goodness


Dump good healthy stuff into a clean ice cream pail and shake it all up.

(More specifically:
  • Fill 1/3 of the bucket with unsweetened coconut chips.
  • Add whatever nuts and seeds you like and/or currently have on-hand.  
I don't really care for the flavor of raw nuts and seeds on their own, so I put both raw and toasted nuts and seeds of each kind in the mix.  It usually is something like this: pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds), sunflower seeds, almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, macadamia nuts - whatever strikes my fancy.  This should make the level of the munchie bucket 1/2 - 2/3 full.  
  • Then drop in some dried fruits, making your bucket's level 2/3 - 3/4.  
I regularly use organic raisins; then dice some dried mango, papaya and apricots (unsulfurized).  Dried cranberries or cherries would add some nice zing.
  • Cover and shake until you just can't shake anymore.  
  • If there's room, add more coconut chips* until the bucket is full.   Cover and shake until mixed thoroughly.  
*Note: Other additions which are tasty, but not necessarily ideal (grains = sugar), would be organic corn flakes or puffed brown rice cereal.  Sometimes I really have some insistent chocolate cravings.  So on those days, I add a handful of fair-traded organic chocolate chips to the bucket.  Bad Moona!)

That's it!  Put in your cabinet.  Any time you are hungry and want a snack, open that bucket and make a better Small Choice than you otherwise would have.  It's a good idea to put some mix in a snack-sized bowl.  A full Bucket O' Goodness on your lap as you're watching a movie would probably not be prudent.

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